The I-INCE helps people to create a world free from unwanted sound.


The I-INCE facilitates and stimulates international cooperation and sharing on control, management and policies of noise and vibration.

  1. The I-INCE represents a world wide platform for the exchange of know how, new developments, inspiration and to form a lively international community on noise and vibration control
  2. The I-INCE acts as a catalyst by bringing parties together and so stimulate new developments
  3. The I-INCE stimulates the access of everybody to noise and vibration control technology
  4. The I-INCE is an active partner in the struggle to suppress unwanted sound


The International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) was founded in 1974. It is a worldwide consortium of organizations concerned with noise control, acoustics and vibration. The primary focus of the Institute is on unwanted sounds and on vibrations producing such sounds when transduced. I-INCE is the sponsor of the INTER-NOISE Series of International Congresses on Noise Control Engineering held annually in leading cities of the world. I-INCE also co-sponsors symposia on specialized topics within the I-INCE field of interest. The quarterly magazine Noise/News International is jointly published by I-INCE and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA). I-INCE instituted a program to undertake technical initiatives on critically-important issues of international concern within the I-INCE field of interest. This initiative has resulted in several reports and a number of active Technical Study Groups.

Hosting an INTER-NOISE Congress

To host an INTER-NOISE Congress on behalf of I-INCE, the proposal to host the Congress must come from an I-INCE Member Society. A list of Member Societies is found here. Hosting a Congress has to follow established rules, contact an I-INCE Member Society in your region for a copy of the latest rules.

Programs for Young Professionals

I-INCE actively promotes participation by young noise control professionals. I-INCE has allocated funds to support between ten and twelve Young Scientists Conference Attendance Grants (YS Grants) to assist young scientists/engineers in attending the I-INCE sponsored International Congresses on Noise Control Engineering. The notification of this prestigious YS Grant may be used to obtain additional funding from other sources. In order to meet the expanding needs of the field of noise control engineering, I-INCE has now also established a Symposium Series. Finally, I-INCE is assuming leadership role in formulating global noise policies; this includes an ongoing collaboration with CAETS (International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences).

I-INCE Lecture Series

I-INCE started the distinguished I-INCE lecture series effective 2017. This involves selection of a plenary speaker at each inter-noise (in consultation with the congress organizers) and then to disseminate the lecture video on a topic that may appeal to a wider audience.

More Details on these lectures is available here.

Additional Information

For further information on the activities of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE), contact Secretary-General, International INCE:


Inter-noise 2021 Congress

Next 50 Years of Noise Control
Washington D.C., USA, 2021, August 1 - 4.

Please visit the INTER-NOISE 2021 website for information and to register (if not already done so).

In particular, view the following program details:
Program At A Glance and Featured Sessions.
Invitation to Register

I-INCE Members Societies' Upcoming Special Events

INCE-Europe: Wind Turbine Noise
2021, May 18 - 21

Inter-noise 2020 Congress

Inter-noise 2020 Congress
Seoul, Korea. 2020, August 23 - 26

Inter-noise 2019 Congress

Inter-noise 2019 Congress
Madrid, Spain. 2019, June 16 - 19


Symposium organizers can apply for a grant from 1500 to 5000 Euros by submitting a proposal for 2020 symposium by April 30, 2020. See the Technical Activities page for details and examples of prior symposia.

2017 I-INCE Symposium on Flow Induced Noise & Vibration (Penn State Univ.)

The I-INCE Symposium on Flow Induced Noise and Vibration Issues and Aspects (FLINOIVA II) was held on 27-28 April 2017 at the Pennsylvania State University (USA). Invited speakers gave talks on structural excitation by turbulent flows, including turbulent boundary layers, ingested turbulence, free and impinging jets, and other turbulent shear layers. Structural response, including vibration, stress, and sound re-radiation were of particular interest. This symposium has been organized by Steve Hambric and Amanda Hanford. Details are available at the symposium website.